Madonna 'The Queen of Pop' at 60....

On the 13th of July 1985 I was sitting in my little TV room in our cottage in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire (UK) with my baby girl on my lap and I was about to watch a rather special music event.  I sat there with my girlfriend (now my wife) Lyn and our first born on this hot day and got ready for the show. This big show was Live Aid! Now, I had up until then spent nearly all of my professional life as photographer in the music business. But, I had decided to not go and shoot this show. For years I had been quite close with Bob Geldof as I worked loads with him and The Boomtown Rats. Anyway, the show began. On came the band that I had some amazing times with and were again, close friends, Status Quo.  They opened the show with a storming 'Rocking All Over The World" They were amazing! I loved them. So, whilst I was watching more bands coming on stage that I knew well.  I was also watching the small select pack of photographers in front of the stage, I suddenly thought, I should be there! Then in an instant I thought, are you mad, Clifford. I had the best thing in the world on my lap, and that is exactly where i should be and where I wanted to be. So, Lyn and I just relaxed with our little girl all day and evening at watched band /artist after artist perform. Never again did I think, 'Oh I should have been there'. I seem to recall Bette Midler introducing Madonna at one point. I remember thinking, well this is new, as I had not seen Madonna before. On she came with a bang! That was probably the big launch for Madonna! I did go on to work with Madonna a bit through the years. As we all know, she is thought of as the 'Queen of Pop' and she is pretty amazing!    Here are a few shots that I have taken of Madonna. All of these were taken in a city starting with an L. There is no rhyme of reason for that, other than I just noticed that.. So, London, Lisbon and Los Angeles, here they are.. Oh and a happy 60th birthday Madonna..

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 London

London

 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

 The opening night of Madonnas world tour. The Forum, Los Angeles, USA

The opening night of Madonnas world tour. The Forum, Los Angeles, USA

 London

London

 The Brit Awards, London

The Brit Awards, London